John Rugge, MD

President & CEO, Hudson Headwaters Health Network

John Rugge is a family practitioner and founding Chief Executive Officer of Hudson Headwaters Health Network, which operates 14 community health centers delivering primary and specialty care in upstate New York. Over the years, Dr. Rugge has served on numerous health policy councils in Albany, New York and Washington, D.C. He is currently Board Director of the New York State Primary Care Association and Chair of the Health Planning Committee for the New York State Public Health and Health Planning Council. For the last several years, Dr. Rugge has been Co-organizer of the Adirondack Region Medical Home Pilot, one of the nation’s few all-payer demonstrations of the medical home model. Dr. Rugge received his AB from Williams College (magna cum laude), his MTS from the Harvard University Divinity School, and his MD from Yale University Medical School.